CSXT 524 leading Q561-29 at CP280 of the Syracuse Terminal Subdivision

 CSX Q561 is a manifest freight train that originates at Selkirk, New York, and terminates at Cincinnati, Ohio. During the train's journey, it stops in Syracuse, New York, to work at DeWitt Yard. 

CSXT 524 leading Q561-29 at CP280 and Auto 280

Control point (CP) 280 sits at milepost (MP) 280.5 of CSX's Syracuse Terminal Subdivision, along Saintsville Road in Kirkville, New York. The CP is about a half of a mile west of North Kirkville Road. The subdivision here has three tracks. Track 2 is the southernmost track, Track 1 is the middle track, and Track 4 is the northernmost track. Track 4 is the only track controlled by a CP signal. The block signals for tracks 1 and 2 are intermediate/automatic signals. The CP signal is constantly lit, and the automatic signals are approach lit when a train enters the block.

CSXT 524, CSXT 5439, CSXT 9010, CSXT 9051, CSXT 7790, and CSXT 9039 on Q561-29 at CP280
CSXT 524, CSXT 5439, CSXT 9010, CSXT 9051, CSXT 7790, and CSXT 9039 on Q561-29 at CP280/Auto 280.

 Q561-29 was heading west on Track 4, which leads directly into DeWitt Yard by CP282 (MP 282.5). Today, Q561 had six locomotives leading it. Most trains on this line have two to three locomotives. 

The six lead locomotives have passed by the block signals CP280 and lead Q561 west on Track 4
The six lead locomotives have passed by the block signals CP280 and lead Q561 west on Track 4.

CSXT 524 and CSXT 9039, the bookend locomotives, are painted in CSX's YN2 paint scheme. CSXT 5439 and CSXT 9010 are painted in CSX's YN3 paint scheme. CSXT 9051 and CSXT 7790 are painted in the YN3b paint scheme. The YN3b scheme is different from the YN3 scheme because the CSX lettering on the sides and the nose of the cab are surround by CSX's railcar logo.

Photographs taken on March 30, 2022, at Kirkville, New York.

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